Monday, January 04, 2010

oh happy day

"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words."

Well, dear blog friends, it's my 28th birthday (which means according to my parents that I've already had 28 years, which is of course, true)!

Yesterday was celebration time, because today's my day to travel those 6000 miles back across the pond. What a great day: I preached at First Pres in their double service marathon, where I preached at the progressive service with Marie and Ted and then rushed into a robe and into the simultaneous traditional service to preach there too. I served communion and even had a fun Yoda moment, where I said "When we eat this bread and drink this wine, we proclaim the Lord's death until he comes again, and come again he will!" It was great. I saw lots of friendly faces, including the wonderful Bob Leslie, who baptized me, helped with my ordination service and was smiling at me as I walked down the aisle at the end of the service in his jaunty Irishy green tweed coat and Book of Kells tie. He and his wife Candace are the epitome of wisdom and grace. I had amazing Mexican food with family and my good friend Angelina. I caught up with my dear friend Pierce enjoying her wonderful encouragement and energy. And, yes, I did celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words with my family.